Synchronicity – Video and synchronisation
Audio, for all its artistic power and technological intricacy, is just one element in today’s multimedia entertainment phalanx. Today’s recording engineers are more likely to find themselves working in a MIDI studio locked to SMPTE timecode than they are to be rigging microphones. Today’s composer has a better chance of making his/her living by proactively seeking work for television and film (for which he/she will require an understanding of the medium) than to wait for a commission for a symphony from a rich patron! This chapter contains a description of the principles and concepts which form the technical foundations of an understanding of analogue and digital television.